HIGH SPEED RAIL CANADA is the only national advocacy group on high speed rail. We have over 25 years of experience in passenger rail advocacy. We are the primary resource for past high speed train studies and current information on HSR in Canada.
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VIA Rail Budd Car Refurbishment Remembered
As VIA Rail Canada struggles it survive we thought it would be interesting to return back to the 1990s. At that time there was no funding for new passenger rail cars for VIA Rail and they refurbished their 1954 built Budd stainless steel cars. They were called HEP1 cars and the work was completed by AMF. They are still in service.
We found these photos in our archives of the units being rebuilt. click HERE. Also if you want the history of the HEP car refurbishment click HERE.